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Easing Children's Fears of the Dentist
Parents play an important role in "setting the stage" for making the first dental office visit a positive experience. Any anxiety displayed by parents will be "picked up" by the child.
To help the dental visit go more smoothly:
Keep in mind that it is perfectly normal for children to be fearful - some are afraid of being separated from their parents, others are afraid of the unknown, others are afraid of being injured. A dentist who treats children will know how to cope with your child's fears and anxiety and put them at ease.
How Can My Dentist Calm My Anxious Child?